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Stewardship is often likened to a three-legged stool, with the three legs being time, talents, and treasures. However, I would add three more legs: body, mind, and spirit. Gifts of treasures are arguably the easiest to give---simply write a check or drop a bill into the collection plate. It is often much harder to give of ourselves---time, talent, body, mind, and spirit. However, unless we give freely of all six elements, can we really claim to understand Christian stewardship?
Explore Brad Reiners' new small group study guide, Living Stewardship: A Lifelong Journey.
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To access other parts of this series, click on the following:
Part One: Definitions and Christian Truths
Part Two: God as Creator, Owner and Perfect Gift-giver
Part Three: Responding to God's Generosity
Part Four: Wealth and Stewardship
Part Five: Walking the Talk in Daily Life
Part Six: Concluding Thoughts
Index, Resources, Appendixes
Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright ښ 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by permission. All rights reserved. Excerpts marked LBW are from Lutheran Book of Worship, copyright ښ 1978.
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